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Mark Gornik ’84 Wins Christianity Today 2012 Book Award

Christianity Today’s 2012 Book Award in the missions and global affairs category has gone to Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City, the new book by Dr. Mark Gornik ’84.Mark Gornik


Mark is the director of City Seminary of New York in Harlem. By focusing on three distinct immigrant churches, his new book examines the pastoral, spiritual, and missional dynamics of African Christianity in New York City. “Through African churches in New York City,” he writes in the book’s prologue, “we can see the power of religion in our world, the future of ministry in an urban age, and something of the meaning of world Christianity for our moment.”


"Mark Gornik's fascinating, in-depth look at African Christianity in New York City should be read by anyone concerned to understand the future of the new, global Christianity, and especially by those doing urban ministry,” says Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  “This is the kind of analysis sorely needed today."